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Man with foot pain
  1. Randy M Kring,
  2. Timothy W Sweeney,
  3. David MacKenzie
  1. Emergency Department, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Randy M Kring, Emergency Department, Maine Medical Center, Portland ME 04102, USA; rmkring{at}

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A 52-year-old man presented to the emergency department with pain between the great and second toe of the right foot. Pain began the previous day while walking and improved with rest. Similar episodes of pain had occurred intermittently over the past 5 years. There had been no trauma to the foot. The patient denied fever, chills, rash and vomiting. On examination, vital signs were unremarkable. There was mild oedema with significant tenderness in the dorsal webspace between the great and second toe of the right foot. A …

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  • Contributors RMK: wrote text of submission, edited images. TWS: obtained ultrasound images, edited content. DMacK: edited content.

  • Funding The authors have not given a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.